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The week of Memorial Day I took my family to Walt Disney World for the third time.  My boys are now 5 and 7 so we tried a different approach to this trip.  Usually I try to cram as many days in the parks as possible but for a 6 night stay we only went to the park 4 days but this time with a park-hopper.  We also tried new adventures on our “off day”. We stayed at the Beach Club Villas in a 1 bedroom villa which was the perfect accommodation for us. The kids had their own TV [...] […] Continue reading →

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If you’re looking for a unique luxury property located on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, then look no further than the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. It was originally built in 2007 as St. Regis to mimic the design of a cruise ship since it’s located only 2 miles from the port of Ft. Lauderdale.  Because of it’s close proximity, the resort offers pre and post cruise packages for those who want to start their vacation early or extend it. The resort is located on the beach and […] Continue reading →

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My family and I recently spent a weekend in Highlands, North Carolina at the Old Edwards Inn and loved every minute of it.  The Inn is situated in the heart of Highlands and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants and includes 95 luxury rooms and suites, restaurant, spa, fitness center, 2 pools, conference center, and several other areas to play. The original historic Inn was built in 1878 and consists of 14 rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.  There is only […] Continue reading →

FS Orlando

In my opinion the only way to experience Disney World is to stay on property.  As a travel advisor I get many requests from clients who are used to staying in luxury properties heading to Disney World where they expect the same type of accommodations.  My favorite two properties at Disney that will accommodate this request are the Grand Floridian Resort and the Contemporary where you have the option of a resort room or an accommodation in the villas with either a studio, 1, 2, or 3 […] Continue reading →

Canyon Ranch Miami

2013 was a great year for me with trips to Turks and Caicos, Disney World, Atlanta, New York City, Las Vegas, Savannah and Hilton Head Island.  2014 should be even better!  Here are a few of the destinations I plan to explore and share with my clients this year. Sarasota, Florida My husband’s company has their Christmas party in January since the month of December is so full of other commitments and since their headquarters are located in Tampa, FL we’re heading to Florida soon.  […] Continue reading →

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One of the little known secrets of the Disney resorts are their two beach properties in the US, both located on the East Coast.  The first one is located southeast of Walt Disney World in Vero Beach.  The other is located on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.  I chose this resort to visit over the long Columbus Day weekend this past October.  As a child living in Alabama it was an easy drive south on I-65 to the Gulf Coast beaches (Gulf Shores, Destin, etc.) so I never considered […] Continue reading →

FS Maldives diving

Have you ever wondered where those beautiful computer wallpaper pictures were taken?  Odds are they were taken in the Maldives.  Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa located on the North Male Atoll is a tropical destination where you can surf, snorkel with sharks, cruise with dolphins, or do nothing at all. Accommodations include the typical over water bungalows or if you’re traveling with small children then consider a beach bungalow. Further to the north is Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa […] Continue reading →

One and Only Dubai

Why Dubai?  Why NOT Dubai?  Think Burq Khalifa, dancing fountains, the gold market, sky diving, camel rides, desert safaris, souks, great golfing, and the Abu Dhabi mosque just to name a few.  Known as the “Vegas of the Middle East”, Dubai is a “hot” destination for international travelers. One of the premier luxury properties is the One & Only The Palm located on Palm Island and is the most intimate beach resort on the island.  Entry level rooms are very large with a large […] Continue reading →

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Tennessee is now the state where I live and it too has become “home” to me although you will never see me wear orange or sing “Rocky Top”.  I’m an Alabama girl through and through!  Whether you want to visit the mountains in the east or the Music City in the middle of the state, there are great weekend getaways waiting for you. First off is Blackberry Farms located in Walland, TN just south of Knoxville in the Great Smokey Mountains.  Think of a sophisticated culinary […] Continue reading →

Atlanta

I am so blessed to live in the south and call it “home”.  With so many different vacation spots it is hard not to find a weekend getaway.  Let’s take the state of Georgia and see what it has to offer. First off is the city of Atlanta, Georgia where you can take in a Braves or Falcons game, visit Six Flags, enjoy spectacular shopping at Phipps Plaza, a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, or maybe a visit to the High Museum of Art.  There are plenty of things to do in a weekend whether […] Continue reading →